Northfield, Minnesota 55057

Jawad Khaki, corporate vice president for Windows networking and device technologies at Microsoft Corporation, will present a convocation at 10:50 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 14, at the Carleton College Skinner Memorial Chapel. The event is free and open to the public.

Khaki is an active contributor to issues of interfaith dialogue. A practicing Muslim and president of his local Muslim community, he has worked to develop interfaith relations with local churches, synagogues and other communities of faith. In 2002, he led an interfaith service project in partnership with Habitat for Humanity. The following year, Khaki was nationally recognized with the sixth annual Walter Cronkite Faith and Freedom Award by the Interfaith Alliance Foundation.

Khaki grew up in rural Tanzania and was educated and trained as a computer engineer in London. He spent his early career as a hardware design engineer at GEC Computers Ltd. in Great Britain. In his 20s, he moved to the United States with his wife, two children, eight suitcases and five hundred dollars. Twenty years later, Khaki has over 700 patents filed under his management and he has contributed greatly to the development of Windows software, including the addition of dial-up and wireless networking and broadband infrastructure.

Khaki?s son, Ali, is currently a junior at Carleton.

For more information and disability accommodations, call Carleton?s college relations office at (507) 646-4308.

Added by rmsylte on September 28, 2005

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